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CPU upgrade i9 7940x

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I currently have an i7 6850k but with the American tariffs being applied in January, prices for computer components will probably go up( I know it does not affect CPUs). Since I am a photographer and cinematographer 14 cores will greatly speed up render times. Although when I upgrade I will need to upgrade my ram as well, as mine is currently 2400 mhz. So I guess my questions is, do I upgrade now or wait for lower prices or Intel's new release.

 

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2 minutes ago, natsuu said:

I currently have an i7 6850k but with the American tariffs being applied in January, prices for computer components will probably go up( I know it does not affect CPUs). Since I am a photographer and cinematographer 14 cores will greatly speed up render times. Although when I upgrade I will need to upgrade my ram as well, as mine is currently 2400 mhz. So I guess my questions is, do I upgrade now or wait for lower prices or Intel's new release.

 

Some photography work: https://www.instagram.com/buuthienmedia/

I would rather get something like a first gen treadripper 1920x or 1950x for that pricepoint. Way cheaper

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

I would rather get something like a first gen treadripper 1920x or 1950x for that pricepoint. Way cheaper

Yeah, I was thinking about that but Adobe software seems to perform a lot better on Intel-based systems.

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1 minute ago, natsuu said:

Yeah, I was thinking about that but Adobe software seems to perform a lot better on Intel-based systems.

Yeah, but the 7940x is overpriced for what it is.

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Do you really need 14 cores? how is the 6 cores broadwell holding up for your workload today? Is it at stock settings?

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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9 minutes ago, natsuu said:

Yeah, I was thinking about that but Adobe software seems to perform a lot better on Intel-based systems.

Depends on the exact task, but the 2950x is darn close or faster in most tasks. Look here. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2018-AMD-Threadripper-2990WX-2950X-Performance-1218/

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I'd wait for Intel's new release, or black friday/CM, whichever comes first.. The new tariffs (25% will only take place in january).

 

If you will get new stuff, sell your old stuff. I'm not sure if ram speeds affect actual editing performance tho (mabye oc a little). I'm pretty sure that just saving your existing ram (or adding new ddr4 2400 instead of even more new ddr4-3000) and getting the 7960x (2 more cores) will give better perf.

 

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

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Keep in mind that is Premiere, Photoshop and similar image/drawing software specifically will always favour single core performance above all things and this gap tends to wider:

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Reason why throwing lots and lots of cores at it only matters if you'll have A TON of stuff going on at the same time, which may be unlikely, the i7 9700K sounds to me the best choice for a image/picture/drawing specific workload since he'll be able to achieve the best single thread performance with those while keeping satisfactory multi-threading.

 

Eh it's cheaper also.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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4 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Keep in mind that is Premiere, Photoshop and similar image/drawing software specifically will always favour single core performance above all things and this gap tends to wider:

pic_disp.php?id=43663&width=653

Reason why throwing lots and lots of cores at it only matters if you'll have A TON of stuff going on at the same time, which may be unlikely, the i7 9700K sounds to me the best choice for a image/picture/drawing specific workload since he'll be able to achieve the best single thread performance with those while keeping satisfactory multi-threading.

 

Eh it's cheaper also.

Or even the 9900k 

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Just now, Brooksie359 said:

Or even the 9900k 

Ideally, if only it was available anywhere hehe

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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